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obama's council of economic advisers. and mr. kief hennessey who teaches at the stanford university graduate school of business at stanford law school, and served as director of the national economic council under president george w. bush. keith hennessey served as both director of the national economic council and as assistant to president bush for economic policy. as director of the national economic council during the 2000 a financial crisis, mr. hennessy was at the center of one of the most volatile times in american history. he was a senior white house economic adviser when he coordinated the design of the president's policies on taxes, health care, pensions, energy, and financial markets and institutions, among others. mr. hennessy has spent more that 15 years in economic policy roles for senior elected officials. before his time in the white house who worked on capitol hill for more than seven years as economics advisers to former senate majority leader trent lott. since leaving the white house mr. hennessy has been a television commentator, one of the top 25 economic blogs b
for the 2008 obama campaign. his role in 2011 when he became senior strategist the 2012 reelection campaign. guestco is the founder and institute director for the university of chicago institute of policy. eric fehrnstrom began as a reporter for the "boston herald." after working for marketing and advertising firm, he became the then current governor mitt romney's communications director and was most recently a topic and strategist for the romney presidential campaign. larry grisolano has been both campaigning for the past 30 years and has been a leading tactician for some of the most important political battles the democratic party both in the 2008 and 2012 elections, he served as director of paid media for president obama's campaign. jim messina start his career as a college senior and quickly rose to prominence in campaigns across the country. he became president obama's deputy chief of staff or operations in 2009 and went on to become the manager of obama's reelection campaign in 2012. beth myers started with the reagan camp in 1980 and has been in politics ever since. she worked with g
's understanding and support for our efforts. in contrast, president obama believes that done carefully, deliberately and responsibly we can be more transparent and still insure our nation's security. finish so let me say it as simply as i can: yes, in full accordance with the law and in order to prevent terrorist attacks on the united states and to save american lives, the united states government conducts targeted strikes against specific al-qaeda terrorists, sometimes using remotely-piloted aircraft often refer today publicly as drones. and i'm here today because president obama has instructed us to be more open with the american people about these efforts. broadly speaking, the debate over strikes targeted at individual members of al-qaeda has centered on their legality, their ethics, the wisdom of using them and the standards by which they are approved. with the remainder of my time today, i would like to address each of these in turn. first, these targeted strikes are legal. attorney general holder, harold coe and jay johnson have all addressed this question at length. to briefly
malpractice models that can improve patient safety and bring down liability premiums, president obama became the first chief executive in history to direct us to use our authority to provide funding for that effort. and we've got models going across the country. i'm pleased attended, and we will have a full report in the next few months, we have some very promising results from these models which are being scaled up in various parts of the country. many of which were developed, modeled and implemented by physicians. another example is accountable care organizations. when we released the first proposed aco rules, we received a lot of feedback, some of it not very positive, from the physician community. much of it was -- much of it told us that the rules came up short, if you mentioned a few specific areas. you told us we needed to reduce the reporting burden. so we did, cutting the number of quality measures by about half. you told us there have to be an option for smaller organizations that need help with startup costs. so we agreed, creating the advance payment aco model. you told us we nee
primary care. [laughter] >> thank you. [applause] >> in a few moments, a discussion on how president obama may approach foreign policy and national security in his second term. and in a little less than an hour and a half, a cato institute forum on the state of libertarianism. >> several live events to tell you about today. the georgetown university law center hosts a forum with campaign staff members and representatives of interest groups who will focus on how lessons of last year's campaign will affect legislation in the new congress. that's on c-span at 11 a.m. eastern. and here on c-span2 at 1 p.m., we're covering an atlantic council discussion on the situation in mali. >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign. i mean, of any that i've ever covered or been around. i mean, it was just -- we'll never, we'll never see it again. i mean, here he was, you know, facing george w. bush who had all the face cards of the republican party backing him, and the three republican governors in new hampshire and all the money, and john mccain went out and h
was the last time you talked to president obama? >> well, certainly erskine was close by, and he goes up and he checks with me after they have their conversation. i think personally i talk with joe biden on the phone. i've known joe for 30 years, greg bell. we don't always agree but a good man. and i love him. but, you know, personally i suppose a year and a half or something since i've personally talked the president. erskine has that ability to do close by and then he checks with me. >> when was the last thing you talked to the president? >> right before the election. i talked to vice president biden since the election, and i talked to members of the white house team constantly, you know, whether it's been jack lew or gene sperling or -- >> it's pretty remarkable you have not talked to the president since the election. why is that? >> i don't think it's remarkable. having worked in the white house, these guys got a lot on your plate. this is one of the things on the plate but they've got plenty to do. give joe biden were president would we've had -- >> who knows? if bill clinton had been pres
the obama could ministers also did in terms of playing from guam to deal with the north korean kim jong-il and the continuing under kim jong-un. this cycle was repeated obviously recently with the december 12, 2012, rocket launch that was successful, and it showed come in 10 straight for the first time critical technology for a long range missile. so why put a satellite into but the important of a builder is it demonstrate long range missile capacity. only eight months earlier, of course a similar rocket shattered over the oc so this was a significant stride forward for north korea military perspective. that was met with a unanimous resolution, 27 and the u.n. security council, which undertook a fair proportion response of targeted sanctions on the space agency and scientists, but it was met with disproportionate asymmetric threats out of north korea, and even though u.n. security council talk about a roadmap to get back to the six-party talks, they were obviously ignored a north korea now has gone ahead with a third nuclear test this month. this new provocations begins a new cycle, so
to being a janitor. both got the same tal let. if president obama had been caught doing stuff he was doing that he said in the own auto biography that he said did. he won't have been the president and the victim of implicit, explicit he's a study all of the simultaneously. that's right with him. right. [applause] [laughter] too black, not black enough. right. too much swag not enough courage. erg you everything lit us in test you can engage. the tragedy is that the man who wrote one of the most brilliant books on race has been muzzled in the white house of the fear of a dominant culture of a black president or a president who happens to be black and the knowledge that he could impart. it's like having michael jordan in the white house and can't talk about basketball. that ain't what i'm supposed to do. i want to thank the panel for the brilliance and insight. i want to thank you all. [applause] [applause] today senate armed service committee hold two hearings. first at 9:30 a.m. eastern. military leaders testify about the potential impact of budget cuts scheduled to take effect on march 1s
. the obama administration appointed him to the national innovation and competitiveness strategy advisory board and, among other things, he's written books about innovation economics. so we're going to dive right in. i want to start by talking about this moment in history in technology and talk about some of the technology elements that are actually coming together now to make this a meaningful discussion in a way that's probably more true than it would have been a few years ago. so, um, i wanted to start with you, avi, do you want to give -- >> absolutely. i personally think that we live in an incredible moment in recorded human history because of the convergence of the technologies that together make manufacturing and creativity democratized, localized and possible. and specifically i'm talking about the convergence of computing power in the cloud, mobile devices, artificial intelligence, robotics and incredibly accurate and inexpensive sensors like the one that you have in your kinect xbox and 3d printing that when used in combination can completely transform the way that we educate, c
for president obama, and our great leader, tom vilsack, has an opportunity today to share with us some of his visions for where we're going in the second term. it does seem like it's sequester, sequester, sequester these days, and that certainly does weigh heavily on our shoulders. but nevertheless, we're plowing through, and we are going to do some incredibly great things in this second term, and i'm sure he's very excited to share that with you. i also want to, as i did last year, recognize that we have a lot of young people in the audience from the outlook forum student diversity program now in its seventh year. twenty undergraduates and, for the first time, ten graduate students are here to gain insights into food and agriculture. so be sure to seek them out during the breaks if you see them in the sessions, congratulate them for being here, mentor them a little over the course of the couple days. that would be great. i know how important these young people are because i have an alumnus of this program, johnny jones, who works in my office. and these are really the people who are going to
or tend to create a michelle obama. -- monopoly. that is essential to a healthy market. recently two of the four legacy carriers in the -- and u.s. airways announced plans to merge. the results entity would be called american airlines lead by u.s. air's chief executive office. the department of justice must review this. it's a technical inyour i are and the department should be guided by the facts and the law. the basic question that the department should seek to answer is how this merger's impacts on competition would affect consumer welfare. congress has an oversight responsibility to insure -- ensure that the department of justice conducts it is in thorough, fair, and reasonably prompt fashion. the department should ask whether it would enable american to raise ticket prices or ancillary fees, or reduce services especially routes currently served by both airlines. it should ask whether there's sufficient competition on the routes such as from low cost carriers to keep a post merger american airlines in competitive check. it should ask whether a post merger a new carrier would move
costs or less care at a time when state budgets are shrinking every place -- >> came out when the obama administration proposed changes to the wage and hour and overtime regulation -- >> right. >> and so the community was very concerned. >> yes, absolutely. and it's played out in california in exactly the same way. >> with okay. um, ai-jen laid out a very ambitious plan for expanding the state organizing around this. barbara, you're involved in that. tell us what in your experience, what works, maybe what hasn't worked in trying to organize a grassroots movement in this area. >> i must say, first, the national domestic workers eye -- workers' alliance is growing. we started in 2007 with 11 organizations, and today we have 40 affiliate organizations in 23 cities and 14 states. and we're amplifying the efforts of domestic workers mostly, they're mostly women, mostly immigrant population that's doing this work now, and we're amplifying our efforts around the country and around these workers to improve the lives, their lives. and what we have is, um, building their confidence. we have a tra
that is the symbolic background against president obama has a decision to make. coming from ottawa as a good, i often am reminded, i often say to candidates, it's the chicken come home to roost. stephen harper has spent his entire career as prime minister beating environmentalists. he ran against an environment was in 2008. he made up a carbon tax and 2011 so he could run against that and beat another liberal. he will do it a third time against another group of environmentalist. he spent his entire political career defeating environmentalists, and now he needs a favor from one end that one lives at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> i think that canada could make this easier for the president. i think as we've said he has to deliver something on climate. he said that he will. whether that means rejecting keystone or not is clear, but if canada as david said, they would like to see more concrete steps being taken in canada so they can at least say well, we have concerns, hear how they're being addressed. to have to look like they're taking it seriously. is unilateral action which in canada sounds like keyst
in this administration, the obama administration. for years now, administration officials have gone out of their their. mr. inouye: to be unre-- -- mr. hatch: for years now administration officials have gone out of their way to be unresponsive. the legitimate inquiries submitted to the executive branch go for months at a time. requested deadlines are disregarded. when responses are given, substantive and direct questions are given meaningless political answers. this has gone on far too long and it has to stop. mr. lew for his part has promised me that he would be responsive to inquiries submitted by members of congress and while his answers to questions throughout the confirmation process give me reason to doubt his commitment to being responsive, i intend to hold him to that promise. i believe he is an honorable man. madam president, i would like to take a uminutes to address some additional concerns i have about mr. lew, his background and his qualifications for this post and that has been raised. let's consider mr. lew's citigroup years. he was managing director and chief operating officer of two u
with you. we had inauguration this week, barack obama january night teen, 2013. this very month his fault that they cannot bursaries regarding race in america in his tree. it's exactly 150 years ago since the emancipation proclamation by lincoln, which is now popularized in the story of the 13th amendment, to january january 33265 in the spielberg film nominated for the academy award. we are getting a sense of the history. the more pertinent for a, 105th ears, 2013, to get a sense of how tricky this history has been, i want you to think about the 50 year anniversary. 50 years ago this january, in january 1963, i was getting my drivers license. that was a big deal. martin luther king was resolved to go into birmingham this month. he decided and he didn't tell his father and he didn't tell any of its board members because he knew they would try to stop them. what he said was after eight years since the brown decision, the forces defending segregation have mobilized more vociferously across the segregated state and the forces of freedom and we're about to lose her window in history and if i
: i do not understand why obama who says i inherited this debt and this debt, but he has doubled the debt from 7000 to 14,000 by redoing the oval office. that office has been that way for 40-50 years, and he goes to change everything in it. i am a military spouse. my husband is deployed. you are talking about cutting the military? our men, our husbands, wives are over there fighting for our freedoms, and the government is treating them like they do not even matter. you are just another person we pay. and every other country is building over -- building up their military. guest: think you for your comments, and thank you for your family service. regarding your husband service, his pay is protected. service, hisnd's pay is protected. right now we are spending six times more than the next closest nation on defense. at some point there has to be a slowing down of how we're spending money to defend the country. we cannot sustain this. this is particularly true in the light of the fact of the ever- growing social safety net for the senior programs, primarily medicare and social securit
of the u.s. administration and barack obama himself, they understand that they are focused in, to be effective in their relationships, they have to work well together. europe is a strong partnership. >> [inaudible question] >> i think it will require important adjustments and policies on both sides of the atlantic. it will eventually be done in the time span that you outlined. >> that would be one of the adjustments needed. >> i feel that there is a new sense of realism about europe within europe. the breakup of the euro, exit from the eurozone, all of these difficulties. all of the cynics who knew all of the answers had you never had any permanent data mechanism, you will never get to a point where you make it is and it is important. the european council is now moving on. when we didn't support the tax of [inaudible] , because their implications, yet the first meeting, it was the first item on the agenda. the countries that supported this could get out of. i think during this current time, we need to start the negotiations for free trade between the eu and the u.s. the greate
looks like. and this year, as noted, voters returned barack hussain obama to the white house who has not only demonstrated with his actions that he is that most algy bt's supported president history of our country, but with his inclusion of the 1969 stonewall rebellion in his inaugural speech he squarely placed lgb t equality in the long lineage of movement that has had watershed moments from seneca falls to selma. and we will work to get him to say more than just. as i sat at the front of the capitol honored to attend the inauguration holding my daughter's hand, listening to the president, watching that fears bettina sonya sotomayor swearing in the vice-president hearing a more inclusive benediction, being transported by the poetry of richard bagram, a gay cuban immigrant, and, of course, the invitation by civil rights leader, well, let's just say i thought, yes, yes, this is the country are no, this is a country i want my daughter to grow up in. what happened on the steps of the capitol earlier this week was in so many ways remarkable. real change, but it was also made inevitable b
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